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Salvin's Cichlid

Picture of Nandopsis salvini
Common nameSalvin's cichlid, Tricolour cichlid
Scientific nameNandopsis salvini
SynonymsCichlasoma salvini (old genus name).
SizeUp to 6" (15cm)
OriginMexico, Guatemala and Honduras
Tank setupA reasonable sized tank with rocks and wood for cover, and some open space for swimming and displaying
CompatibilityCan be very aggressive, particularly when breeding, but can usually be mixed with other robust cichlids in a large tank.
Temperature22-26oC (71-79oF)
Water chemistryNeutral to alkaline (pH 7.0-7.5), medium hard
FeedingOmnivorous, with a preference for larval foods such as bloodworm.
SexingMales are generally larger, with more intense colouration, although both sexes are very colourful when breeding. Females may have a darker patch on the dorsal fin.
BreedingA large number of eggs are layed, usually on sloping or vertical surfaces. Both parents tend the eggs and fry.
Comments A very colourful fish, it is less inclined to dig or damage plants than many similar cichlids.


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